Catalyzes the addition of GlcNAc or GlcUA monosaccharides to the nascent hyaluronan polymer. Therefore, it is essential to hyaluronan synthesis a major component of most extracellular matrices that has a structural role in tissues architectures and regulates cell adhesion, migration and differentiation. Also able to catalyze the synthesis of chito-oligosaccharide depending on the substrate.
Membrane, Multi-pass membrane protein
Expression moves as a gradient through the embryo. The mRNA is first expressed in the animal region of the blastula, and by early gastrula is found everywhere except in the outer layer of the dorsal blastopore lip. By mid-gastrula, protein is present in t